Credit union organizations can now apply for a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) through March 31, 2017. The Foundation is looking to distribute up to $75,000 in grant funds to credit union organizations as part of this effort.
The application can be found here or by visiting ncuf.coop/bkgrants.
“We are excited to once again offer these Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants to improve the financial futures of the next generation through the award-winning Biz Kid$ program,” said Danielle Brown, the Foundation’s Director of Development & Donor Relations. “In the past five years we’ve distributed these grants, we have seen credit union organizations find creative ways to use the Biz Kid$ program. We look forward to seeing the impact of these new grants over the next year.”
The Foundation has been highlighting Biz Kid$ grantees that have been leveraging Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to build students financial literacy and economic education skills. Some examples include:
- Limestone FCU used Biz Kid$ at their Financial Fitness Summer Camps to provide free financial education for their local youth.
- Natco Credit Union sponsored a Biz Kid$ financial education program at their local Boys and Girls Club to help the youth in their community.
- The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia used the Biz Kid$ program at Virginia Real Money Experience Teacher Trainings to help meet the states’ Economic and Personal Finance Standards of Learning.
What the Grants Fund
Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants may be used to fund innovative programs that improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program. Projects may engage teachers, students, education leaders, local PBS stations, or community stakeholders through events, activities, and/or curriculum distribution. Each project should create innovative and engaging activities incorporating Biz Kid$ materials. Funds may not be used as a cash donation to a third party
Grants Aligned with Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$ is a financial literacy initiative launched nationally in January 2008 that teaches kids about money and business. The initiative includes an award-winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website (bizkids.com) targeting children 9 – 16 years old. The number one goal of the Biz Kid$ financial literacy initiative is to teach kids from upper elementary through high school to understand and incorporate the skills they need to successfully manage their financial lives. One goal of the Foundation’s Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants is to extend the reach of the series beyond broadcast into the community. For more information about Biz Kid$, click here or visit ncuf.coop/bizkid$.
Questions about Biz Kid$ or the grant process can be directed to Danielle Brown at (608) 556-2406 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes. Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.
The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.